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Southland Activity Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Southland Activity Centre is 2,462, with a population density of 39.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Southland Activity Centre is bounded by Bay Road in the north, the Frankston railway line in the east, Park Road in the south, and Jack Road in the west. The Southland Activity Centre is located to the immediate west of the Westfield Southland Shopping Centre.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development took place from the late 1940s to the 1980s, as market gardens were replaced by housing. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Southland Activity Centre is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pennydale Park and Tulip Grove Park.

Included areas

The Southland Activity Centre encompasses part of the suburb of Cheltenham.